clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Michigan sophomore Trey Burke gets endorsement from Hugh Jackman of the X-Men fame

Yes, Trey Burke won four of the most prestigious awards in college basketball Thursday and Friday. But, the coolest thing that happened to him was the shout out he got from actor Hugh Jackman.

Michigan sophomore Trey Burke won four separate college basketball awards Thursday and Friday.
Michigan sophomore Trey Burke won four separate college basketball awards Thursday and Friday.
Andy Lyons

File this news under "really frickin’ cool."

Hugh Jackman, the actor who played the character Wolverine in five separate X-Men films, took to Twitter to show his rooting interest in Michigan star Trey Burke and the Final Four bound Wolverines.

The eight-year-old me absolutely loves this tweet, because I was a huge fan of X-Men: The Animated Series in the 1990s. The character Wolverine always called everyone "bub." Seeing Jackman use it in a tweet makes it that much cooler.

It’s fitting the guy who is playing Wolverine in the upcoming film The Wolverine is rooting for the Wolverines this weekend. Pulling for Michigan is a great promotional tool to pimp the release of his movie, which hits theaters July 24.

Burke had an incredible past two days. He was named the 2013 Associated Press Player of the Year and won the Bob Cousey Award on Thursday while winning the Oscar Robertson Trophy and John R. Wooden Award to go along with his Jackman shout out on Friday.